GO-SHIP P02: Chelsea at Sea
Our first BGC-Argo float has been successfully deployed in the Philippine Basin of the North Pacific
1 May 2022
Our first BGC-Argo float has been successfully deployed in the Philippine Basin of the North Pacific – Chelsea at Sea, from Mr. Saunders’s sixth grade class at Trailridge Elementary in Lee’s Summit, MO. One of our science party, Megan Roadman, is an aunt to two members of this class, and led the beautiful decoration of this float.
This float will be swept along by ocean currents for years to come, largely remaining at 1000 meters below the surface. Every ten days, it will sink down to a depth of 2000 meters and then rise to the surface to relay its observations back to us via satellite. We can’t wait to see what Chelsea at Sea will find!
P02 nutrient chemist Megan Roadman preparing the Chelsea at Sea float – from her nephews’ class – for deployment. Photo credit: Lauren Moseley
Chelsea at Sea waking up and getting ready to sink beneath the surface. Photo credit: Lauren Moseley